Category Archives: News


the skin i live in

by KalaLea on March 14, 2017 • Posted in News

Vanity is a greedy monster. It will drive you to spend money you don’t have in order to look or feel good. I just received $89 worth of natural products because my eczema is back. In 2014, less than one year after returning to New York from Brazil I began to develop small rashes on the outsides of my arms, near my armpits and my shins. My brother’s partner is a dermatologist so I asked her
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life of spice

by KalaLea on February 14, 2017 • Posted in News

There was a time when spices were one of the most valuable and traded commodities in the world. As far back as 3500 B.C. Egyptians used multiple spices when preparing fish, game or grains. Spices were also used for healing various ailments and illnesses. For example the paste of coriander seeds was massaged into stiff or painful limbs to provide relief. I’ve also read that coriander was considered an aphrodisiac. Oh la la. ♥

During the
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question everything

by KalaLea on February 7, 2017 • Posted in News

Greetings Folks!

First, VERY sorry about sending 2 messages today.  Also, there was problem with last week’s post link so if you had trouble accessing it, it can be found here: http://wdiet.net/2017/01/words-are-powerful

How are you feeling? I mean it, stop for a second and check in with yourself. How are you feeling at this very moment? Rested, sleepy, motivated, apathetic, hopeful, happy, full, lonesome, bloated, empty, grateful, in pain, pain-free …?

Every morning I ask my
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words are powerful

by KalaLea on January 31, 2017 • Posted in News

Greetings!

It’s 2017!  I’m back and armed with more skills plus a M.A. degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Yippee!! YAY!!

For the next four months, I’ll be focusing on developing the WDIET brand as part of an entrepreneurial fellowship program sponsored by the Tow-Knight foundation. I’d love for you to be on this journey with me and 15 other amazing fellows from all over the world. But before I go into detail about
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herpes and tattoos

by KalaLea on October 1, 2014 • Posted in News

When I was fifteen or so, one of my closest friends got crabs (pubic lice) by wearing the jeans of another one of our friends. I wasn’t familiar with crabs so I asked my friend to describe what it looked and felt like while doing my best to sound normal. She said she could see thousands of tiny insects in her panties and it really itched. Needless to say, she was beyond upset. This morning I
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Chia Seed Pudding

by KalaLea on September 13, 2014 • Posted in News

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, I participated in GrowNYC’s Fresh Food Box Program by offering a cooking demo while serving chia seed pudding with stewed apples and plums. Although the weather was grey, we had a great day. It’s an awesome program that unlike Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), you do not need to commit for an entire season. You can order on a weekly basis. The cost of one box is $10.00 and organic eggs are
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What’s in Season: Spring

Apricots
Artichoke
Arugula
Asparagus
Avocado
Beets
Carrots
Cherries
Collards
Fennel
Mango
Mint
Pineapple
Radishes
Rhubarb
Snow Peas
Spinach
Strawberries
Sugar Snap Peas
Vidalia Onions


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  • No words. No filter. #zanzibar #sunset #peace #goodnight #wdiet #africa
  • Stone Town, Zanzibar is a beautiful hectic island with loads of character and spice but I'll admit it, the food at the night market gets only one star for hustle and charm. The food is far from fresh. However, the location is GORGEOUS BUT it's basically for tourists. Now I know! Feel free to share your local restaurant recommendations? #stonetown #zanzibar #nightmarket #africa #wdiet #winterindar
  • Some roads are bumpy but hold tight and trust that you will get to your destination in due time. Early morning ride in a bajaj - it's a travel day for us! Happy Back to Work Day to some of you. Stay cool as cucumbers 🥒 on a hot summer day 😎 #Africa #daressalaam #tanzania #transport #hydrate #wdiet
  • First time drinking baobab juice from the Baobab tree. It's a bit grainy with a tinge of tart and sweetness. The mighty Baobab tree can grow up to 90 feet tall for approximately 500 years. The powder from the fruit is rich in vitamin C, high in protein, potassium, calcium and magnesium. The fiber helps maintain healthy bacteria in the gut too and can tackle dysentery. #daressalaam #baobab #healthybody #healthyliving #healthyeating #africa #healingfoods
  • Yesterday after a swim in the Indian Ocean, I fell fast asleep right here. I could feel the earth laying hands on me. I awoke wearing a smile of gratitude not only because I'm surrounded by beauty but because I am healthy and free. #givethanks #daressalaam #winterindar #tanzania #happysunday #wdiet #trees #winterindar
  • From the airport to beach where we ate at #malaikabeach #kigamboni with old and new friends from different parts of East Africa #changu #chips #cassavaleaves #rice #coconutcurry #shrimp #wdiet #daressalaam #gratitude #winterindar
  • dreams do come true ❤️ last night's sunset in #daressalaam where I'll be for the rest of summer. Wishing you a happy healthy weekend! #beachlover #happyweekend #winterindar #wdiet
  • Word. Thanks for sharing @michaeljrain - we outta here!! ✌🏾❤️ #malcolmx #wellness #twoisbetterthanone #behealthy #behappy #happytuesday #wdiet